Saying Goodbye’ virtual concert to offer solace for those grieving in isolation

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Are you grieving? Do you know someone who is?

Every Canadian deserves the chance to say goodbye to their loved ones, even in an unprecedented crisis. There have been too many heartbreaking stories of families who are unable to say goodbye due to extreme restrictions on end-of-life visitations. As a result of these restrictions during the pandemic, many people have lost loved ones who have not been able to say goodbye, visit, and in many cases have a proper funeral or celebration of life.

The Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association would like to acknowledge the grief so many Canadians have experienced during these unprecedented times by holding an online concert in conjunction with National Betreveamnt Day. The Concert is streaming on YouTube at 7 pm EST. Join this breathtaking musical journey that honours Canadians experiencing grief during the pandemic.
Don’t miss heartfelt performances by these amazing artists from across Canada
John McDermott,Tara Shannon,Alan Doyle,George Canyon,Gowan,Florent Vollant,Keelin Wedge,Shari Ulrich,Eileen Laverty Music,Ray Legere Music,Dala, Sheila Carabine, Amanda Walther.

The concert was made possible with support from BunnyGee Music Inc., The McKeil Family Foundation, Robin & Barbara Beamish, LaFoy Screen Images, Gerry Wood/Woodridge Ford and RichardsonGMP / McCormick Fallis Group. We would also like to thank our sponsors of the event – GSK, CBI, Arbor Memorial, Purdue, Cyan Solutions and IMC.

Click here to watch the concert:
Performances by: • JOHN McDERMOTT I Know You By Heart (Ontario) • TARA SHANNON Say (ACP in Canada) • DALA Oh Darling Don’t You Know (Ontario) • FLORENT VOLLANT Tshishe Manitu (Quebec) • KEELIN WEDGE Island Pride (Prince Edward Island) • JOHN McDERMOTT Farewell But Whenever You Welcome The Hour (Ontario) • IN MEMORIUM • GEORGE CANYON The Shoulder to Cry On (Alberta) • JASON FOWLER Don’t Let Us Get Sick • LAWRENCE GOWAN (with the String Katz) Dedication (Manitoba) • JOHN McDERMOTT I No More Shall Be Passing This Way (ON) • ROSIE MACKENIZE Medley (Nova Scotia) • JOHN McDERMOTT One Small Star (Ontario) • IN MEMORIUM • EILEEN LAVERTY The River (Saskatchewan) • RAY LEGERE Beautiful Dreamer (New Brunswick) • JOHN McDERMOTT When I Grow Too Old to Dream (ON) • SHARI ULRICH Making Friends with Gone (British Columbia) • ALAN DOYLE Wave Over Wave (Newfoundland & Labrador) • JOHN McDERMOTT Smile (Ontario) • JESSY LINDSAY Dire (Say) (Quebec, ACP)

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